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Burnsville Firefighters Ask Residents to 'Adopt a Hydrant'

Created: 12/09/2013 7:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Burnsville firefighters are asking Minnesotans to adopt a hydrant this snow season.

All it means is clearing the snow around the hydrant near you after snow falls.

Snow-covered hydrants pose a significant risk by delaying rescue times for firefighters.

Firefighters need about a 3 foot perimeter cleared around each hydrant.

Image: MGN Online

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